Yuba County man gets year in jail over meth, hashish
A Yuba County man arrested in June with nearly two ounces of methamphetamine and about nine ounces of hashish will spend the next year behind bars in Yuba County.
Ronald Brewer was sentenced Tuesday in Yuba County Superior Court.
Judge Julia L. Scrogin ordered Brewer to serve 365 days in jail, pay a fine, and complete a six-month drug treatment program after his release.
The judge also sentenced Brewer to four years in state prison, but suspended the sentence.
If Brewer fails the treatment program or violates in probation, he will serve the full term, the judge ruled.
Scrogin said she hoped hanging four years over Brewer’s head would give him added incentive to successfully complete rehabilitation.
“The defendant knows what the sentence will be if he doesn’t avail himself of this one opportunity,” Scrogin said.
Brewer, 48, was arrested June 8 in Marysville during a routine traffic stop.
Officers said Brewer was driving under the influence of drugs. During a subsequent vehicle search police seized 45.42 grams of methamphetamine, 275.33 grams of hashish, as well as unidentified prescription medications, a digital scale and packaging equipment consistent with narcotics sales and about $930 in cash, according to a probable cause statement.
Brewer has several prior drug-related convictions in Yuba County. His most recent conviction was in 2006, according to court records.
Brewer was booked into the Yuba County Jail.
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